2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 GMC Sierra 1500

2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Problems

The 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor or the selector switch may fail causing the service 4WD message to be displayed. Fault code(s) stored in the transfer case control module will be of assistance in determining the exact fault causing the message to be displayed.

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.

The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft.  Our technicians tell us that you should check with you local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.

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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Questions

I replaced the cycling switch in the accumulator because a/c would blow hot air on driver's side. Still does it and now a/c blower set on high. Blows high then blows real low for a few seconds and jumps back to high. Replaced blower motor resistor but now does it more often. The new resistor ...

i been try to change the brake line an a buddy of mine there a block it go into it but i cant find it on a 05 GMC sierra 1500 Z71 SLE can ya'll tell me where it location on the truck

The truck has 33289km. I've had it since new. Always taken really good care of. This would be the first engine trouble I've had. Please help.

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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Recalls

CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING S...

The retainer clip for the fuel rail pulse damper may fracture and allow the damper to come loose from the fuel rail. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the engine fuel rail pulse damper free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06080.

Some vehicles have a power steering hose that was not made to specification and may rupture under extreme steering conditions. If this were to happen, power steering assist would be lost and steering effort would increase. On vehicles equipped with hydro-boost brakes, braking effort would also increase. If power steering fluid were to spray on hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could also occur. Dealers will inspect the power steering hose(s) for the two suspect date codes and replace them if needed. The recall began October 14, 2005. The GM recall number is 05086.

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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

with 93k now i just did a major tune up and fluid flush and exchange. The problems ive had are as follows; the water pump leaks , replaced for 600$. the speedo doesnt work.some of the heater lever lights and radio button lights on the dashboard dont work. the finish has worn off some control panel buttons.the front end tie rod ends and pullman rod are loose. the transmission lines leak. there ...

Current odometer: 193056. I Bought this truck with 04 miles on it new in 2005 and it has been the best vehicle, hands down, I have ever owned. Other than normal maintenance [brakes/oil change] I spent $700 to have a upper intake-manifold gasket replaced at 123,000 miles. That's it. I think part of the success is that it is a basic, 2WD, 4.3L V6, manual transmission, work-truck base mod...

This truck has been a huge dissapointment. The transmission went out at 39,000 miles. The transfer case when bad at 60,000 miles. I had hoped this truck would last me for 10 years - It has struggled to last 4 yrs.

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